1. YOU WOLF.

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    from Kat Day. / Added

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    (looped projection) Response to the vulgar, demeaning but yet considered acceptable action of wolf-whistling that seems prevalent within London. I attempt to mock this almost primitive gesture by transforming it into something naturalistic/primitive whilst contrasting these sounds with appropriated imagery from Hitchcock's 'The Birds'. I am also interested in how the trance like, spatial aspects of the video affect the viewer.

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    • Time for Reflection? Julia Chryssostalis (Part 2)

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      from Stacy Douglas / Added

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      2010 PECANS Conference 'Transgressing Power(s)' 30 April 2010 University of Westminster ROUNDTABLE Time for Reflection? Considering the “Past”, “Present”, and “Future” of Feminist Legal Scholarship In his "Theses On the Philosophy of History" (1940), Walter Benjamin called for a blasting open of the continuum of history. His call was one that would bring into question teleological narratives of progress, and urge a radical rethinking of the concept of the “present.” Similarly, Judith Jack Halberstam considers the ability of new temporal logics to “open up new life narratives and alternative relations to time and space” (2005). Though differently conceptualized, these insights from Benjamin and Halberstam make poignant interventions on the pitfalls of unreflective time, and the political possibilities of imagining a new temporality. What do such insights mean for feminist legal studies? Has an orientation towards a "future" feminist ideal been productive in feminist legal scholarship and activism? How does your own work engage with temporality? Does a reconceptualization of time offer any insight for your work, or for feminist legal projects more generally? Discussion of these questions intends to interrogate what is often taken for granted as "progress" within the field, and to consider the benefits and drawbacks of thinking feminist research and activism inside or outside (or indeed of deploying this dualism in the first place) the domain of chronological time. Roundtable Participants: Brenna Bhandar (Law, Kent), Julia Chryssostalis (Law, Westminster), Elena Loizidou (Law, Birkbeck), and Janice Richardson (Law, Exeter) Chair: Sarah Keenan (Law, Oxford Brookes) Panel Organiser: Stacy Douglas (Law, Kent)

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      • Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ?

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        from Phil Caller / Added

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        London protesters speakout on the French ban on niqab and burqa. Under the law backed by Nicolas Sarkozy, it is illegal for women in full-face veils to go anywhere in public, including walk down the street, enter shops, use public transport, attend doctors' surgeries or town halls. They face a fine and a citizenship class. Women in niqabs will be effectively under house arrest, allowed only inside a place of worship or a private car, although they risk being stopped by traffic police if they drive. The law comes at a moment of tension in France, where Sarkozy has been accused of stigmatising Muslims to win over the far-right vote.

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        • Deprive

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          from Cody Bryant / Added

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          This video is my second short film for my conceptional design class. The project was on identity as a theme and I choose to explore the idea of masculinity. The entire thing was shot on a 5D Mark II with the following lenses: 58mm Rokker f/1.2 24-70mm f/2.8 100mm Macro

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          • Note To Self: This is What Beautiful Looks Like

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            This collaborative digital story was created by the Spring 2011 Women’s Wellness service learning practicum of my “Coming of Age in Multicultural Women’s Literature” course at the University of Colorado-Boulder. We wanted to make a digital story that challenged unrealistic and degrading images of women found in advertising and media today. We began with the question “How can I feel good about myself when everybody else tells me to feel bad?” and then brainstormed what a story in response to that question might look like. The students each wrote a scene from their own life that illustrated an answer to the question and I recorded their voiceovers into one script with a musical soundtrack. Our story begins by exposing the negative social messages we see and hear every day and then challenges those thoughts with the students’ strategies for valuing themselves as women. For each scene, the students created a “note to self” that illustrated their own positive messages. I then compiled images of these “notes” with personal photos from the students’ lives, joined by thematic photos shot at Rock Your Body Day, a fabulous event organized by CU Community Health that celebrates real bodies accomplishing real goals. As part of RYBD, the students were photographed holding signs stating what they love about their bodies and these black and white images appear in the final sequence of our piece. I loved working with my students on this project and I applaud the honesty with which they shared their stories. We hope that Note to Self: This Is What Beautiful Looks Like will inspire all of us to create messages reminding each other that beauty is not what we don’t have, but rather what already exists in our own hearts and minds.

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            • Helen Redman, Pioneer of Feminst Art

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              from Susan Richards / Added

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              It's fun to learn the history of the Feminist Art Movement from the people who made it!

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              • Donne di Legno

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                from Kelly Fry / Added

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                Stop motion constructed in Parma, Italy

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                • Time for Reflection? Janice Richardson (Part 4)

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                  from Stacy Douglas / Added

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                  2010 PECANS Conference 'Transgressing Power(s)' 30 April 2010 University of Westminster ROUNDTABLE Time for Reflection? Considering the “Past”, “Present”, and “Future” of Feminist Legal Scholarship In his "Theses On the Philosophy of History" (1940), Walter Benjamin called for a blasting open of the continuum of history. His call was one that would bring into question teleological narratives of progress, and urge a radical rethinking of the concept of the “present.” Similarly, Judith Jack Halberstam considers the ability of new temporal logics to “open up new life narratives and alternative relations to time and space” (2005). Though differently conceptualized, these insights from Benjamin and Halberstam make poignant interventions on the pitfalls of unreflective time, and the political possibilities of imagining a new temporality. What do such insights mean for feminist legal studies? Has an orientation towards a "future" feminist ideal been productive in feminist legal scholarship and activism? How does your own work engage with temporality? Does a reconceptualization of time offer any insight for your work, or for feminist legal projects more generally? Discussion of these questions intends to interrogate what is often taken for granted as "progress" within the field, and to consider the benefits and drawbacks of thinking feminist research and activism inside or outside (or indeed of deploying this dualism in the first place) the domain of chronological time. Roundtable Participants: Brenna Bhandar (Law, Kent), Julia Chryssostalis (Law, Westminster), Elena Loizidou (Law, Birkbeck), and Janice Richardson (Law, Exeter) Chair: Sarah Keenan (Law, Oxford Brookes) Panel Organiser: Stacy Douglas (Law, Kent)

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                  • Sisters-in-Law: The Irresistible Rise of Women in Wigs - The Hon Michael Beloff QC - Gresham College Lectures

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                    This was the 2009 annual Gray's Inn Reading. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • Ethics, embryos and infertility - Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE

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                      An explanation of the ethical issues. We will examine attitudes towards the embryo, the retrieval and storage of gametes, mixed animal-human embryos, informed consent, safety, welfare and the lifesaving possibilities of embryo research. Are ethical choices made by legislators, scientists, religion or business? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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